In time for summer reading, The Campaign for Youth Justice is proud to present its Summer Reading list.
The lists consist of classics such as "The Bluest Eye" by Toni Morrison to "Just Mercy" by Bryan Stevenson, which will be coming out as a feature film in early 2020.
Whether planning to hit the beach this summer or lounge by the pool, please ensure the Campaign for Youth Justice's Summer Reading list makes your packing essentials, and help support authors committed to writing about and raising awareness about ending the practice of prosecuting, sentencing, and incarcerating youth under the age of 18 in the adult criminal justice system.
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The Campaign for Youth Justice Summer Reading list.
The New Jim Crow , Michelle Alexander
The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin
A question of freedom: A Memoir of Learning, Survival and Coming of Age in Prison, by Dwayne Betts
The Central Park Five: The Untold Story Behind One of New York City's Most Infamous Crimes, by Sarah Burns
Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates
The War on Kids: How American Juvenile Justice Lost Its Way, Cara Drianan
The Evolution of the Juvenile Court: Race, Politics, and the Criminalizing of Juvenile Justice, by Barry Feld
Caught: The Prison State and the Lockdown of American Politics, by Marie Gottschalk
Lockdown, Walter Dean Meyers
Pushout: The criminalization of Black Girls in Schools, Monique W. Morris
The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison
So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo
All Day: A Year of Love and Survival Teaching Incarcerated Kids at Rikers Island, by Lize Jessie Peterson
Girls in Justice, by Richard Ross
Boy with a Knife, by Jean Trounstine
Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson